As ITV reported, “She later added ‘there is more than one lockdown’. That could be ‘full, or the introduction of a relaxation/easement strategy - eventually (leading) to a full exit’”. So it could mean a lockdown, or alternatively, it could mean another lockdown, different from the first lockdown. And there could be a strategy. Even though she previously dismissed that.Meanwhile, Prof Neil Ferguson (who is advising the Government) has said there needs to be a lockdown exit strategy in place, and “There now needs to be a single-minded emphasis on scaling up testing and contact tracing”. But the Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr, looking at proposals for an NHS tracing app, concluded “All this stuff about magic apps is just the stuff of fairies & unicorns until we have mass testing. The government has no plan for mass testing”. In other words, it’s not happening. Yet.
Which suggests the Government doesn’t, either. Be afraid, everyone. Be very afraid.